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Independent Retirement Housing

Independent Retirement Housing provides meals, activities, housekeeping, and maintenance to independent residents.

Infusion Therapy

Supplies essential nutrients, fluids, electrolytes, medication, blood or blood products directly into the patients blood stream. Specific therapies include antibiotics, diuretics, pain control, hydration, chemotherapy and total parenteral nutrition.

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) are tasks like shopping, bill paying, cooking and other tasks very necessary to an individual and a household. These tasks are similar to the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) but are more social/societal than bodily issues.

Insurance/Disability

An insurance policy that pays benefits in the event that the policyholder becomes incapable of working.

Insurance/Long Term Care

Long-term care insurance is one of the ways you may pay for long-term care. This type of insurance will pay for some or all of your long-term care. Long-term care insurance is a relatively new type of insurance. It was introduced in the 1980s as nursing home insurance but has changed a lot and now covers much more than nursing home care.

Intermediate Nursing Facilities

Intermediate Nursing Facilities (ICF) provide less intensive nursing care than that which is typically found in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF); however, many ICF patients may require higher levels of care to assist them with the activities of daily living. ICF services include 24-hour nursing care along with rehabilitative, social services, physical, occupational, and other therapies as prescribed by the patient's physician

Intermittent Care

Home care services provided on an episodic basis.

For Help Call:

ADRC Statewide: (808)643-2372

Hilo: 961-8626
Kona: 323-4390

COME VISIT US!
Kahi Mālama - A Place of Caring
Aging & Disability Resource Center
1055 Kinoole Street
Hilo, HI 96720-3872

Kahi Malama ADRC Partners

Kahi Malama - The Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center - houses various State, County and private organizations to simplify your search for aging and disability needs. The following is a list of tenants - click on an organization's name to be redirected to its individual website.